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The Resource Hurtin' words : debating family problems in the twentieth-century South, Ted Ownby

Hurtin' words : debating family problems in the twentieth-century South, Ted Ownby

Label
Hurtin' words : debating family problems in the twentieth-century South
Title
Hurtin' words
Title remainder
debating family problems in the twentieth-century South
Statement of responsibility
Ted Ownby
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Tammy Wynette sang "D-I-V-O-R-C-E," she famously said she "spelled out the hurtin' words" to spare her child the pain of family breakup. In this innovative work, Ted Ownby considers how a wide range of writers, thinkers, activists, and others defined family problems in the twentieth-century American South. Ownby shows that it was common for both African Americans and whites to discuss family life in terms of crisis, but they reached very different conclusions about causes and solutions. In the civil rights period, many embraced an ideal of Christian brotherhood as a way of transcending divisions. Opponents of civil rights denounced "brotherhoodism" as a movement that undercut parental and religious authority. Others, especially in the African American community, rejected the idea of family crisis altogether, working to redefine family adaptability as a source of strength. Rather than attempting to define the experience of an archetypal "southern family," Ownby looks broadly at contexts such as political and religious debates about divorce and family values, southern rock music, autobiographies, and more to reveal how people in the South used the concept of the family as a proxy for imagining a better future or happier past." -- Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ownby, Ted
Dewey number
306.85097509/04
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ541
LC item number
.O96 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New directions in southern studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Families
  • Social problems
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Label
Hurtin' words : debating family problems in the twentieth-century South, Ted Ownby
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family crises or home remedies : defining the problems among African Americans and whites in the South, 1890s-1930s -- Yours for the cause of peace and brotherhood, 1930s-1960s -- The white man's holy institution of matrimony : massive resistance as a movement for family protection, 1950s-1960s -- The only American community where men call each other "brother" when they meet : redefining brotherhood and sisterhood in the 1960s -- "Hurtin' words," "free bird," and family values : defining family crises among white Southerners in the 1970s -- Not a problem people : rejecting family crisis in the 1970s and 1980s
Control code
on1035215138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781469647005
Lccn
2018020259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028714618
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035215138
Label
Hurtin' words : debating family problems in the twentieth-century South, Ted Ownby
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family crises or home remedies : defining the problems among African Americans and whites in the South, 1890s-1930s -- Yours for the cause of peace and brotherhood, 1930s-1960s -- The white man's holy institution of matrimony : massive resistance as a movement for family protection, 1950s-1960s -- The only American community where men call each other "brother" when they meet : redefining brotherhood and sisterhood in the 1960s -- "Hurtin' words," "free bird," and family values : defining family crises among white Southerners in the 1970s -- Not a problem people : rejecting family crisis in the 1970s and 1980s
Control code
on1035215138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 334 pages
Isbn
9781469647005
Lccn
2018020259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028714618
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035215138

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